The female a cappella quartet were chosen for the quality and originality of their music. They are drawing on Finnish traditions in a new and innovative way, but they were also selected because they are absolutely export ready. Indeed they’ve already performed in many countries in Europe (including Germany, Hungary and the UK) and as far as India and Japan. They’ve also had their song ‘Alku’ used in the fantasy TV megahit, Game of Thrones. Their management team and record label, Bafe’s Factory, are very active and effective in promoting their music. Tuuletar are a young band with great potential and we hope the Ethnogala’s Border Breaking award will help spread their name internationally.
Tuuletar's unique music is strongly rooted in Finnish language and musical heritage. The band´s virtuoso singers use only their voices to create a vivid sonic landscape, where beatbox rhythms meet Finnish folk tradition as well as global influences.
Tuuletar has been enchanting audiences globally with their heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit and their live show's are powerful, vibrant and very, very real. The band's debut album Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (On Fire, Earth, Water and Sky) was released in 2016 by Bafe’s Factory.
The album has been playlisted on international radio stations worldwide and occupied The World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) and Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) top 20 for over four months. In Finland the album won an Emma Award (Finnish equivalent to Grammy Prize) as a best ethno album of the year. Their album opening track Alku (The Beginning) by Sini Koskelainen is featured worldwide as Game Of Thrones DVD-trailer theme.
During the recent years, Tuuletar has been actively performing all around the world, doing three major Asian tours in India, Japan and Taiwan. They have been headlining both Finnish and European festivals such as Sur Jahan in India, Songlines Encounters and WOMAD in UK, EtnoKrakow in Poland and Ritmo in Hungary to name some.
"Rajatila / Borderline" is an extensive artistic work that lingers and wanders on the border of life and death. The limits of the human mind, body, and soul are pushed to their extremes and both physical and emotional pain are put under a creative microscope. The musical contours encapsulate human voices with all their limits and extensions. The themes and artistic frames are highly influenced by ancient folktales, but the stories are searing, timely and very real. In the core of it all there is the human – as bodily, sentient, naked, and fragile whole.Order Rajatila -album here!